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A major medical group has issued new guidance on detecting and treating the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new mothers in the United States.

Heart disease accounts for 26.5% of pregnancy-related deaths, and rates are highest among black women and those with low incomes. On Friday, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) responded with new guid...

If you're over 65 and have a heart attack, your care may be compromised, a new study finds.

In fact, you're less apt than younger patients to receive a timely angioplasty to open blocked arteries. You're also likely to have more complications and a greater risk of dying, researchers say.

"Seniors were less likely to undergo [angioplasty] for a hea...

"Athlete's heart" -- an enlarged heart created by intense physical training -- is a common and often brushed-off condition within elite and professional sports.

But a new study of National Football League players is raising concern about the long-term consequences of athlete's heart when it comes to retirees who have long left the field.

These retirees are as likely to have ...

Exposure to toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, copper and cadmium is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular and heart disease, researchers report.

Their analysis of 37 studies that included nearly 350,000 people linked arsenic exposure to a 23 percent increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Exposure to...

Smoking may significantly increase black Americans' risk of heart failure, a new study warns.

The study included 4,129 black participants who were followed for a median of eight years. Half were followed for a shorter time, half for a longer period. Their average age: 54.

When the study began, none had heart failure or hardening of the arteries, which can lead to heart failu...

Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle.

But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it's important to listen to your body, according to experts at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Heart disease develops the same way in both s...

If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 10,600 people in Denmark born with a heart defect between 1890 and 1982.

Compared with the general population, adults born with heart defects during that time period had a 60 percent overall highe...